I have tried cutting down are grocery bill and failed and i have been looking at cutting down are sky subscription and cancelling all those unneeded direct debits, goodbye magazine subscriptions. But one thing that i had not even thought of changing was my energy provider, until i heard that families could save a whooping £200 per year just by switching provider.
I am one of the many customers who never compare energy tariffs and just pay whatever my energy provider charges me without even thinking about it. Which is crazy when i think about it as we spend a lot on are gas and electricity bills spending £200 per month on energy. It is are third biggest household expense after rent and grocery's.
I would not say i am loyal to my current energy provider i have just stayed with the same one since i moved into my home almost ten years ago as i always thought that switching providers would be a lot of work. But i have found out that is not the case at all, thanks to The Department Of Energy And Climate Change and there recently launched #PowerToSwitch campaign which is encouraging people to switch there energy supplies and save money simply by highlight the benefits of switching.
As well as the potential £200 or more per year savings some families can make by switching providers there is other benefits too such as some companies having fixed energy deals that are up to £100 less then they were just a year ago. There is now also 27 energy companies on the market here in the UK making it more likely that you will find a company and a tariff that is right for you and your family. There is no need to trawl through every companies website trying to find the best deal either as you can simply visit www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com a really easy to use site where you can find out the best deals for your household and also find out how easy it can be to switch.
All you need to do to see if you can save and switch is to get your hands on a recent copy of your gas and electric bill then visit www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com to find out about comparing tariffs then contact the company you would like to switch to . It really is as easy as that. And what is more it will no longer take you weeks to switch as switching times have been cut from the previous five weeks to only 17 days.
Since finding out this information i have decided that it is about time i switched over providers as it sounds so easy to do and potentially saving £200 or more this year by switching means that i can treat myself to some new clothes, although i will probably end up spending the extra money on treating my children like most mums do.
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* I'm working with BritMums and DECC alongside the #PowertoSwitch campaign. I have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit the website for more information about switching energy suppliers.